A photochromic system based on photochemical or thermal chelate exchange on Ru(phen)2L2+ (L = diimine or dinitrile ligand)

E. Baranoff, J. P. Collin, Y. Furusho, A. C. Laemmel, J. P. Sauvage, Etienne Baranoff

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Abstract

In the presence of a bidentate chelate containing two convergent nitrile groups, Ru(phen)2L2+ (L = sterically hindering aromatic diimine ligand; phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) undergoes a photochemical reaction leading to quantitative replacement of the diimine by the bis-nitrile ligand; the reverse reaction takes place upon heating, also quantitatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1935-1936
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2000

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  • Chemistry(all)

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